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Memory and interpretation: new approaches to the study of the crusades Memory and interpretation: new approaches to the study of the crusades

ByMegan Cassidy-Welch, Anne E. Lester

Most English-speaking medievalists have come across memory studies in the context of intellectual history through the work of Mary Carruthers. Carruthers’ key books, The Book of

*Corresponding author. E-mail: [email protected] 1 Maurice Halbwachs, On Collective Memory, trans. Lewis A. Coser (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992), 53. 2 Malcolm Barber and Keith Bate, ed. and trans., Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), 99.